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    Grateful Dead Hour no. 177
    Week of February 10, 1992

    This week's archival GDH post is a "roots" piece, pairing some important Grateful Dead covers with the originals on which the Dead based their interpretations.

    Bob Weir took his arrangement of "Samson and Delilah" from Rev. Gary Davis's amazing solo acoustic rendition (available on several albums and compilations, including The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead), but at the time I was putting this broadcast together the Blind Willie Johnson recording had just been released on a compilation titled News & the Blues: Telling It Like It Is. I really like the insistent groove of this recording.

    Also of interest in this program is the Dead inserting "Wharf Rat" into the middle of their "disco" "Dancin' in the Streets." This had happened spontaneously at the Oakland Stadium a few days earlier, and they tried it again at this show in Los Angeles.

    Enjoy!

    Cannon's Jug Stompers, The Complete Works
    MINGLEWOOD BLUES

    Grateful Dead 10/14/76 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
    MINGLEWOOD BLUES

    Blind Willie Johnson, recorded 12/3/27
    IF I HAD MY WAY I'D TEAR THE BUILDING DOWN

    Grateful Dead 10/14/76 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
    SAMSON AND DELILAH

    Martha and the Vandellas
    DANCING IN THE STREETS

    Grateful Dead 10/14/76 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
    DANCING IN THE STREETS->
    WHARF RAT->
    DANCING IN THE STREETS

    Every Wednesday, we post a program from the Grateful Dead Hour archives for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You can browse or search the playlists at gdhour.com or on the GD Hour Search page, and let me know what program(s) you'd like to hear by emailing me at gdhour@dead.net.

    Thank you for listening!

    - David Gans

    Producer/host

    Listen Now

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    9 years 10 months ago
    looks like
    something got broken.
  • wilfredtjones
    9 years 10 months ago
    Where is GDH 117, 83, 35, 175, 177, etc.?
    hmmm...
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    fractal plane
    13 years 5 months ago
    '76
    1976 has maybe the best setlists of any year. Dancin'>Wharf>Dancin'!?!
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Week of February 10, 1992

This week's archival GDH post is a "roots" piece, pairing some important Grateful Dead covers with the originals on which the Dead based their interpretations.

Bob Weir took his arrangement of "Samson and Delilah" from Rev. Gary Davis's amazing solo acoustic rendition (available on several albums and compilations, including The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead), but at the time I was putting this broadcast together the Blind Willie Johnson recording had just been released on a compilation titled News & the Blues: Telling It Like It Is. I really like the insistent groove of this recording.

Also of interest in this program is the Dead inserting "Wharf Rat" into the middle of their "disco" "Dancin' in the Streets." This had happened spontaneously at the Oakland Stadium a few days earlier, and they tried it again at this show in Los Angeles.

Enjoy!

Cannon's Jug Stompers, The Complete Works
MINGLEWOOD BLUES

Grateful Dead 10/14/76 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
MINGLEWOOD BLUES

Blind Willie Johnson, recorded 12/3/27
IF I HAD MY WAY I'D TEAR THE BUILDING DOWN

Grateful Dead 10/14/76 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
SAMSON AND DELILAH

Martha and the Vandellas
DANCING IN THE STREETS

Grateful Dead 10/14/76 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
DANCING IN THE STREETS->
WHARF RAT->
DANCING IN THE STREETS

Every Wednesday, we post a program from the Grateful Dead Hour archives for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You can browse or search the playlists at gdhour.com or on the GD Hour Search page, and let me know what program(s) you'd like to hear by emailing me at gdhour@dead.net.

Thank you for listening!

- David Gans

Producer/host

Listen Now

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1976 has maybe the best setlists of any year. Dancin'>Wharf>Dancin'!?!
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something got broken.